Thousands of pets are lost each year because of loose collars or lost ID tags. Here at Meridian Animal Clinic, Dr. Williams offers microchipping for your pet so that you never have to worry about lost ID tags again.

Microchipping is a safe, painless, permanent and effective way to ID your pet. The microchip is a small device about the size of a grain of rice. Your veterinarian will insert the microchip between your pet’s shoulder blades under the skin. After implanting the chip, Dr. Williams will scan the chip to ensure that it is working.

Once the microchip is implanted, it is important to register it with the national data base so that if your pet is ever lost, it can be scanned and returned to you. It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain current information with the national registry.

Most veterinary offices and animal shelters have scanners. When a lost pet is brought in, the doctor or administrator will use a scanner to check for an implant so that the pet may be returned to its rightful owner.

Call today to schedule microchipping for your pet and get yourself some peace of mind.